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Crumb Topping for Pies Recipe

Crumb Topping for Pies

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"A simple crumb topping or streusel that can be used on top of pies, muffins or even coffee cakes."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar and flour. Mix in butter with a fork or stand mixer just until the topping is crumbly. Top your pie before baking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 17, 2008

This is great. I use it to make Cherry Crumb pie. Use a pre-made pie shell, a can of cherry pie filling, and this topping, then bake. Makes a great quick and easy dessert!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 20, 2010

Not sure if I did something wrong, but I ended up with a large hard top crust that we ended up picking up as a whole and eating with our fingers. Tasted fine, but didn't come out as a crumble.

Sep 13, 2008

Delicious and easy. I put the mixture in the oven by itself for about 10 minutes and used it to top a no-bake pie. UPDATE: I made the apple pie filling from Grandma Ople's Apple Pie (from this site) and topped with this instead of pie crust. My family loved it!

Mar 21, 2008

This is a wonderful simple recipe...I added in some oats..and it came out delicious!!!

Aug 28, 2006

This is my standard dessert topping. For a twist on the theme, add some toasted finely chopped walnuts or pecans.

Apr 09, 2008

ive made this twice now. i had to increase the butter by 2 tbs. and cut b. sugar down to 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup... much better this way!

Sep 15, 2007

I was a bit hessitant about using that amount of sugar, because my pie is sweet, so i decreased it to 3/4 cup and it came out perfect! it was sweet and simple.

Jul 01, 2008

This is so easy and delicious! I make it ahead, freeze it and if I decide to make a small fruit crisp, I take out what I need and place it back in the freezer to use again. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 849 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 155.6 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 23.6 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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